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University of Wisconsin-Madison faces another anti-Asian attack

  • Less than a month after two of its Chinese students suffered physical attacks, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is dealing with yet another anti-Asian incident, according to reports.
  • An Asian staff member was running on Lakeshore Path near Lot 60 when a man inside a car began yelling racial slurs at him.
  • After hurling racist abuse, the aggressor got out of his vehicle and approached the staff member, who then ran out of fear.
  • The suspect was identified as 28-year-old Tom N. Gbean of Oswego, Illinois. He has no affiliation with UW-Madison.
  • The incident follows attacks on a doctoral student and an undergraduate student on June 14. Both students were of Chinese descent.

Less than a month after two of its Chinese students suffered physical attacks, the University of Wisconsin-Madison is dealing with yet another anti-Asian incident, according to reports.

This time, an Asian staff member was running on Lakeshore Path near Lot 60 on July 4 when a man inside a car began yelling racial slurs at him.

Police identify 3 suspects in attack of Chinese PhD student at UW-Madison

  • Madison police have identified three of the four suspects from the June 14 attack on a Chinese Ph.D. student near the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Alijah C. Johnson (19), Cashius E. Carter (18), Abdoulah C. Traore-Flores (17) and an unidentified 15-year-old are facing battery and disorderly conduct charges for the incident, which left the 26-year-old victim with a bleeding ear and “spots” on his head.
  • The same group of suspects is accused of throwing a banana at another Chinese student earlier that night, which also resulted in injuries.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Interim Chancellor John Karl Scholz assured the academic community on Tuesday that the administration and law enforcement are working together to support the victims.
  • The police have yet to find evidence to investigate the attacks as hate crimes.

Madison police have identified three of the four suspects accused of assaulting a Chinese doctorate student near the University of Wisconsin-Madison last week.

Alijah C. Johnson (19), Cashius E. Carter (18) and Abdoulah C. Traore-Flores (17) are now facing battery and disorderly conduct charges for the June 14 attack, which left the victim with a bleeding ear and “spots” on his head. Their alleged 15-year-old accomplice remains unidentified.

4 arrested, including 15-year-old, for brutal attack on Chinese PhD student near UW-Madison

  • Four male suspects, including a 15-year-old, were arrested in connection to an assault that left a University of Wisconsin-Madison doctoral student with a bleeding ear last week.
  • The suspects are believed to be the same individuals behind two other similar attacks in the past two weeks.
  • Before the attack on the Chinese doctoral student, the group allegedly threw a banana at another Asian student.
  • The latest incident triggered a Stop Asian Hate rally by UW-Madison students.
  • Madison police said they are currently not investigating the attack as a hate crime.

Four male suspects have been arrested in connection to the vicious assault of a Chinese doctoral student near his University of Wisconsin-Madison campus last week.

The 26-year-old victim, who suffered a bleeding ear and multiple “spots” on his head, detailed his harrowing experience in a Weibo post that was later translated into English.

‘Tonight, it’s my turn’: Chinese PhD student attacked by 5 men near University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • A Chinese doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was reportedly assaulted by a group of five men while walking home on University Avenue on Tuesday night.
  • The student, who posted his experience on Weibo, said his assailants surrounded him, struck him in the face, shoved him to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked him.
  • The victim described his assailants as both white and Black men who were all “very well dressed” and “very fit.”
  • The same group of assailants was also accused of attacking a South Asian victim earlier that night, just a few blocks away from the incident involving the Chinese student.
  • In a statement on Thursday, UW-Madison said they are “committed to making our campus and nearby downtown areas safe for all” and that campus police are assisting in investigations.
  • Students have organized a Stop Asian Hate rally today in light of the attacks.

A Chinese doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison was reportedly assaulted by five young men near the campus, triggering a student protest against anti-Asian hate and violence.

The student, 26, shared his account of the incident on Weibo, which was then also translated and posted on the r/UWMadison subreddit